Development of a Prototype Safety Advisory System to Aid Older Drivers in Gap Selection

This project proposes to conduct a concept design and feasibility test of a prototype safety advisory system for older drivers to enter the roadway from a minor road. With the increasing number of older drivers traffic safety for this group of people has become a more important issue than ever before. Compared with drivers of other age groups, older drivers (65 or older) are more susceptible to gradual degradation of perception and reaction ability, and decline in motors kills and coordination as they operate vehicles. The proposed system utilizes the data communication capability in the context of connected vehicles to help older drivers avoid unsafe traffic conditions. This feasibility study will include control logic development and field testing of the system.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $97,400 (USDOT) $97,400 (Akron)
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Akron

    College of Engineering
    Akron, OH  United States  44325
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yi, Ping

    Sozer, Yilmaz

  • Start Date: 20190501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240229
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240329
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01742187
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747105
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2020 10:42AM